Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, was an early center for the labor movement, and major contributor to the American Industrial Revolution. Waltham was first settled in 1634 as part of Watertown and was officially incorporated as a separate town in 1738. The city is now a center for research and higher education, home to Brandeis University and Bentley University. The total area of the town is 13.6 sq mi (35.2 km2).
The population was 60,632 at the 2010 United States Census, among which 68.7% were whites, 13.7% were Hispanics, 9.6% were Asians and 5.7% were blacks. The median age of the population is 33.9. For population 25 years and over in Waltham, 38.4% has a bachelor’s degree or higher and 15.4% has a graduate or professional degree. The most common occupations for male are computer specialists (10%), other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%), building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%), other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%) and engineers (4%).
The median household income in Waltham in 2009 was $65,238, and the median per capita income in 2009 was $31,585. The median Asian household income in Waltham was $93,202 in 2009. 6% of Waltham families had an annual income above $200,000, and 7% of families had an annual income between $150,000 to $200,000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $397,917. The criminal index in 2009 Waltham was 154.3 (U.S. average: 319.1).
The Waltham public school system includes six elementary schools (Northeast, Fitzgerald, MacArthur, Plympton, Whittemore, Stanley), two middle schools (McDevitt, Kennedy), and one senior high school (Waltham High School). According to the Massachusetts high school ranking conducted by Boston Magazine, Waltham High School was ranked 62nd within Massachusetts in 2012. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Waltham High School is 25 percent.
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